Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
Lamb Forequarter Casserole. This casserole is so yummy! The trick is to cook it slowly for at least two and a half hours. It can also be done in the slow cooker. The lamb just falls off the bone when it is done correctly. Warning...if it is not cooked long enough the lamb will be tough! I always taste the sauce after an hour and a half to see if it needs anything added. I hope you enjoy this. By the way the recipe only allows me to put the chops as shoulders but I buy them labeled forequarters.
- 4 shoulder lamb chops
- 1 large onion (chopped and diced)
- 4 garlic cloves (crushed)
- 1 large carrot (sliced)
- 1 cup peas
- 150 -160 g pasta sauce (tomato)
- 2 teaspoons stock
- 1 cup hot water (or more)
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash pepper
- 1 pinch oregano
- potato, halfed and boiled
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Lightly seal the lamb forequarter pieces with some oil in a large frying pan and then remove from the pan.
- Using same pan add onion, garlic and carrot and lightly fry until onions are clear.
- Add the tomato base (pasta sauce), stock and water and stir. Add oregano, salt and paper. Add the lamb forequarter pieces again and mix through.
- Remove from heat and transfer into casserole dish.
- Add peas.
- Add more water and tomato base (pasta sauce) if needed. The lamb forequarters should be almost covered.
- Bake in oven for at least two and a half to three hours at 180°C Check after one and a half hours, stir through, add water/base if necessary.
- Serve with boiled potatoes.
This was so easy and delicious. I made it to use up some ingredients I already had in my pantry & freezer. I made a couple of really minor changes. For the pasta sauce, I used a regular sized jar of Dolmio Red wine pasta sauce, and used equal parts water. Also, I used 6 forequarter chops, and I cooked it in the crock pot (slow cooker). It was great, just threw all the ingredients in the pot, and left it for the day! :)
I really like this recipe. So smiple to make, and yet it tastes great.. The meat does fall right off the bone..This is definitely a keeper.